Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salary

An average Environmental Health & Safety Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $48K annually. With some bonuses approaching $5K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $4K, overall incomes of Environmental Health & Safety Technicians spread between $33K and $66K depending on individual performance. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who answered the questionnnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Environmental Health & Safety Technicians. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$35,234 - $67,520

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$14.52 - $26.65

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$35,234 - $67,520  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,164  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,628  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,129 - $66,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 225
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$14.52 - $26.65  
   
Overtime
$21.81 - $40.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,164  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $3,628  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$33,129 - $66,224  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 196
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Job Description for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Environmental health and safety (EHS) technicians are responsible for collecting, delivering, preparing, and transferring many types of chemicals and other sensitive/hazardous materials around job sites. They are also in charge of conducting inspections to ensure that all equipment and processes meet business and regulatory requirements. Additionally, these professionals make sure the supply of chemicals and materials is maintained, train other employees in all regulatory processes, and make sure that all employees are following guidelines. This is generally a full-time position that requires some travel. EHS technicians also need to be able to occasionally lift heavy objects and work in confined spaces.

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Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Tasks

  • Educate, monitor, and train personnel in safe work procedures.
  • Develop and disseminate manuals and documentation around health and safety.
  • Follow procedures to monitor health and safety at designated locations, such as ergonomics, air quality, and waste disposal.
  • Know, apply, and document state, OSHA, and federal regulations, and identify problems and suggest remedies.

Common Career Paths for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


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Environmental Health & Safety Technicians who move on to become Environmental Health & Safety Managers may enjoy significant pay raises, as Environmental Health & Safety Managers get paid an average of $74K per year. The most common next step for an Environmental Health & Safety Technician is to become an Environmental Health & Safety Specialist or an Environmental Health & Safety Coordinator. The former position pays an additional $13K per year on average, and the latter position pays $6K more per year.

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Popular Skills for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician


Job skills reported by Environmental Health & Safety Technicians are limited. Those who have experience with Safety Compliance, OSHA Compliance, and Environmental Compliance can expect to be compensated well for these skills. It is often found that people who know OSHA Compliance are also skilled in Environmental Compliance.

Pay by Experience Level for Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $44K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Environmental Health & Safety Technicians make a median salary of $48K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $60K.

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Experience Affects Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%



National Average
$46,000


Skills That Affect Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) Technician Salaries

Safety Compliance
up arrow 4%

OSHA Compliance
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National Average
$46,000

Environmental Compliance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
28 %
Male
72 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 13%
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